The Capital Filmmakers Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent filmmakers from around the world to a global audience. We will visit numerous Capitals around the globe.

The Capital Filmmakers Film Festival is all about bringing together different cultures, different cities and different point of views.

So come and join the Capital Filmmakers Festival Berlin edition in 2021 and experience the culture and wonder of Berlin!

Best Feature

Best Short

Best "Short" Short

Best Documentary

Best Romantic

Best Drama

Best Animation

Best Screenplay

Berlin Capital Award

Any year of production is accepted.

Films that are already distributed online are accepted.

The “Short shorts” category is for shorts under 10 minutes in length.

The “Shorts” category is for films up to 40 minutes in length.

The “Feature” category is for films that are more than 40 minutes in length.

Films that use third party material must have the necessary rights and permissions to use this material.

If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities for up to 12 months after the festival date. By sending us your submission, you agree with this unless this is specifically stated to us by email. For all these screenings between festivals, a special permission will be requested stating a time frame and the city.

We do not pay screening fees.

The decisions of the programmers and jury is final and irrevocable

Overall Rating
  • Ronald Urbanczyk

    Very great experience and nice team.

    October 2020
  • Olivia Lina Gasche

    Es war wegen Corona etwas kleiner als geplant. Aber wir wurden sehr freundlich empfangen und wir freuen uns sehr, dass unser Film Teil davon war. Ich freue mich schon auf nächstes Jahr!

    October 2020
  • Radheshyam Pipalwa

    I am Radheshyam Pipalwa Director Feature Film SMASH/ CHIDI BALLA, we had a great experience @ ‘Capital Filmmakers Festival Berlin’ our film is awarded as Semifinalist of 2019 festival, I recommending this festival to all the film makers As I find it growing and A sincere effort towards ‘World Cinema’ thank you

    January 2020
  • I do not recommend any independent filmmaker to send his/her film to this festival. It seems every thing is fake to this festival

    January 2019
    Response from festival:

    You requested us support with a Visa issue. We are a small festival, that do not provide such kind of support. We are a team of volunteer and are unable to provide all the documentation that is necessary to make invitations to Iranian Filmmakers. The Festival granted you a fee waiver and your film was selected semi-finalist, but seems nor being able to assist you with a Visa make us a fake Festival. Very sad that this is your opinion.

  • Rolf Kasteleiner

    Filmmakers have to bring there public with them otherwise no one will be there - better make an online festival with one screening at the end

    January 2019
    Response from festival:

    You assisted to only one screening, the one with local filmmakers, where of course they came with all their friends and teams. But there was more audience as just more the filmmakers. The idea was to screen them all local films together to bring the filmmakers closer, let them know each other. That actually worked, and except from your side we had no other complaints. Hope you are still happy with the Selection of your film and the Award.